The German automobile concern Volkswagen could move production from Germany and Eastern Europe to other countries in the event of a persistent shortage of natural gas. This was reported by the Bloomberg agency, referring to the statement of the representatives of the company. She pointed out that the Volkswagen concern has factories in Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, i.e. in the countries that are among the most dependent on Russian gas in Europe. According to Bloomberg, a Volkswagen spokesman said that southwest Europe or the coastal parts of northern Europe, where there is better access to marine supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG), could benefit from the transfer of production. Volkswagen already produces cars in Portugal, Spain and Belgium, i.e. in countries that have LNG terminals. The Volkswagen Group also expressed concern about the impact of high gas prices on auto parts suppliers. “Politicians must limit the current uncontrolled explosion of gas and electricity prices,” said Thomas Steg, who is in charge of external relations at the concern. “Otherwise, especially small and medium-sized enterprises with high energy consumption will have problems in the supply chain and will have to limit or stop production,” he added. The situation surrounding Russian gas supplies became complicated when Russia launched an attack on Ukraine in February of this year and the European Union adopted a series of anti-Russian sanctions in retaliation. Russia is limiting supplies to the EU, citing technical problems caused by sanctions. But the European Union says the technical problems are just a pretext and that Moscow is using the gas as a weapon to advance its interests. Volkswagen is the largest car manufacturer in Europe. It also includes the Czech automobile manufacturer Škoda Auto. It has three production plants in the Czech Republic, but also produces in Slovakia, China and India, mostly through group partnerships, and in Ukraine and Kazakhstan in cooperation with local partners. 01 – Modified: 2022-09-23 10:25:58 – Feat.: – Title: Greece reduced Russian gas imports this year by more than 50 percent 02 – Modified: 2022-09-23 09:49:45 – Feat. : – Title: The strengthening of the state’s competences in the state of energy emergency is in the second reading 03 – Modified: 2022-09-23 06:35:25 – Feat.: – Title: In October, the government will decide on the regulation of energy prices, if a European solution does not come, announces Krajniak 04 – Modified: 2022-09-22 11:27:39 – Feat.: – Title: Kremský admitted that capping prices could, on the one hand, lead to energy waste 05 – Modified: 2022-09-22 10:42 :20 – Feat.: – Title: Fico: So far, the government has only adopted a general solution to energy, we expected more
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